Nintendo Switch games NEWS: Cancelled Wii U game finds new home on Switch
NINTENDO Switch gains a cancelled Wii U game, as a second studio unveils the first game that can’t be played on TV.
Nintendo Switch just gained another new release, after Rive was cancelled on Wii U.
Twin-stick shooter Rive will bypass the Wii U in favour of a Nintendo Switch port, although there’s currently no release date.
That’s according to GameSpot, which references a statement made by developer Twin Tribes about the importance of reaching 60 frames-per-second.
The studio said: “We won’t release Rive unless it’s a solid 60 FPS, and if that means delaying it to a future platform, we will make that call and make sure Nintendo fans get the perfect experience.”
Based on that statement, Rive was struggling on Wii U and so Twin Tribes decided to launch on Switch instead.
The Xbox One version is also in limbo, with Twin Tribes managing director Martijn Reuvers explaining: “Depends on a lot of things, most of them being Microsoft.”
And Rive isn’t the only game that has been announced for Nintendo Switch, as one Japanese studio unveils the first game that can’t be played on a TV.
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Japanese developer Flyhigh Work has revealed that rhythm action game Voez will be coming to the Nintendo Switch (via Eurogamer).
However, because of the touchscreen controls, it will only be playable by using the handheld portion of the Nintendo Switch device and not on the TV.
And while there’s a good chance it will never be released in the UK and Europe, it’s still interesting to find out that certain games will only be playable on the touchscreen. This would open the door for mobile and 3DS ports.
“This software can not play in TV mode,” the studio explains.
Perhaps we’ll find out more about the new games during the Nintendo Switch indie showcase on Februrary 28.
Fans will also be hoping for confirmation about the status of World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine.
The games were pencilled in for the March 3 release date, but now developer Tomorrow Corporation isn’t so sure.
Even if the trio of games aren’t ready for launch, it sounds like a release won’t be far behind the March 3 release date.
The current list of Nintendo Switch launch games can be found below:
- 1-2-Switch – March 3
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – March 3
- Skylanders Imaginators – March 3
- Just Dance 2017 – March 3
- Super Bomberman R – March 3
- I Am Setsuna – March 3
- Snipperclips – March 3
- Fast RMX – March 3
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – March 3
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – March 3